Thomas C. Foster

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a New York Times bestseller by Thomas C. Foster that was published in 2003. The author suggests interpretations of themes, concepts, and possible symbols commonly found in literature. The book brands itself as “A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines.”

Who is this book for?

  • Readers who are interested in persuasive and leadership oriented books.
  • People who need to use persuasion to generate sales or inspire change.
  • Anyone interested to learn how to use why to get desired results.

Meet the author

Thomas C. Foster is a professor of English at the University of Michigan, Flint and the author of twenty-five books that shaped America

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“Education is mostly about institutions and getting tickets stamped; learning is what we do for ourselves. When we’re lucky, they go together. If I had to choose, I’d take learning.” 

― Thomas C. Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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